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July 13th Virtual Coffee Chat

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 to Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Virtual Houston, TX, United States
Full Price: $0.00 (Login to see your member discount)

"Application of Mass Timber"


Mass Timber is experiencing a growth not only in the Pacific Northwest, but across the United States. Learn the benefits of this system and why the movement is expanding. In addition, obtain lessons learned from several corporate headquarters and higher education projects currently in design and construction.




Darrell Whatley AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Vice President,

Kirksey Architecture


Darrell Whatley, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, is a Vice President with Kirksey Architecture and serves as a project manager on the Collegiate team.  He has 24 years of experience focusing on higher education buildings that have ranged from 1,000-bed student housing, dining halls, classroom buildings to workforce training facilities.

Currently, he is managing the design of two mass timber collegiate projects.  The first is the nation’s largest collegiate instructional building for San Jacinto Community College at 122,000 square feet.  The second is a 5 story, 166 bed New Hanszen College for Rice University at 56,000 square feet.  He has developed new detailed design approaches with the use of mass timber in these facilities with a thoughtful approach to sustainability.

Recently he has presented and actively promoted mass timber at the San Jacinto College’s Gulf Coast Mass Timber Conference, Woodworks Texas Wood Design Symposium, ULI Tulsa Conference, and the Gulf Coast Green Conference.


Justin Smith, P.E., LEED AP BD+C
Senior Associate

Walter P Moore

Justin Smith is a structural engineer and project manager with over 10 years of experience in designing in a wide variety of building types including office, education, residential and healthcare facilities.

As a member of Walter P Moore’s - Mass Timber Community of Practice, he is helping lead the firm’s focus on Mass Timber design and sustainable building solutions, including working with Kirksey on the San Jacinto Community College project.


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